Luke Littler hit a nine-darter on his Players Championship debut as Luke Humphries crashed out in the first round 6-0.
Littler advanced to the round of 16 after a crushing victory over Italian darts player Michele Turett, securing a 6–1 victory.
And that included an incredible nine darter, already his second shot in a row.
Littler had already won the Players Championship on Monday, beating Jim Williams 6-0 to advance to the next round.
From the first day of the tournament, the 17-year-old demonstrated his incredible talent to produce a perfect leg to blow Turett out of the water in his first ever Players Championship event.
And in his next match against Cameron Menzies, Littler was inches away from hitting another nine dart, but missed the double 12.
Menzies was cheering on Littler behind him as he praised him regardless as the teenager easily pulled out the next dart to produce a 10-dart leg and go 5-0 ahead as his dominant form continued.
It’s not the first time the young darts sensation has landed nine darts, landing one in incredible circumstances.
In the first stop of his darts career at a World Series event, he landed a nine-dart against Nathan Aspinall en route to victory at the Bahrain Masters.
He won the event after beating Michael van Gerwen, who managed to get revenge on Littler in the Premier League last Thursday.
Nonetheless, ‘The Nuke’ shows no signs of slowing down after exploding onto the darting scene at this year’s PDC World Championship when he reached the final.
Even more impressive considering he was streaming live on TikTok late into the night on Sunday night.
However, it was a torrid time for current world champion Luke Humphries, who crashed out in the second round in humiliating fashion.
Facing Ian White, from the same town as Littler in Runcorn, the 53-year-old dominated Humphries, beating him 6-0.
Last year, “Cool Hand” won the tournament en route to an incredible 2023 where he won the Grand Prix and Grand Slam.
But he is yet to show the same form that saw him sail over the previous 12 months.